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R. Wayne Bonnett, 92, of Ottumwa, died at 6:36 a.m. February 27, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
He was born February 11, 1925 in Farson to Lawrence and Blanche Sanchez Bonnett. He married Jean Knott on April 20, 1946 in Ottumwa.
Wayne was a graduate of Farson High School and of Kletzing College in Oskaloosa. He taught school, farmed, worked in the offices of John Morrell & Co. and had worked for Tampa Tractor Co.
He had attended Northgate Alliance Church and Ottumwa Baptist Temple.
Surviving are his wife, Jean; two daughters, Linda (Ken) Redmann of Northport, FL and Lois (Rick) Scott of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rosalie Brown.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Travis Decker officiating. Private burial will be in Competine Cemetery near Farson.
Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis & Wapello Counties, 927 Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501
Published on  February 28, 2017
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